Rams cornerback Troy Hill was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com. Los Angeles has released a statement indicating that it is aware of the situation, and also announced that Hill will be inactive for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
Hill, 25, entered the league as a Bengals undrafted free agent in 2015 and didn’t play much during his rookie season. But he’s established himself during his sophomore campaign, appearing in every game for the Rams thus far and starting four contests. As Los Angeles’ fourth cornerback behind Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines, and Lamarcus Joyner, Hill has played on 320 defensive snaps this year, but has earned poor coverage grades from Pro Football Focus.
With Hill set to be inactive, fellow cornerback Dwayne Gratz could see a role for this first time this season. Claimed off waivers from the Jaguars in mid-October, Gratz — who has 25 career starts under his belt — has yet to appear in a game for the Rams.
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